Monthly Economic Indicators

Quick insights from this month’s economic indicators: Employment in Metro Denver increased by 231,500 jobs over the last 22 months and recovered 103.5 percent of the jobs lost from February to April 2020. Foreclosure filings Metro Denver increased 1,082.8 percent over-the-year to 343 filings in March, the highest level reported since February 2016. There is […]

Colorado House passes transportation funding bill that enjoys local support

In addition to bipartisan legislative support, the proposal has garnered endorsements from local leaders and organizations across the state, including: Governor Polis, Mayor Hancock of Denver, Mayor Arnt of Fort Collins, Chair of the Metro Mayors Caucus Mayor Jackie Millet, Mayor Suthers of Colorado Springs, Mayor Weaver of Boulder, President and CEO of the Boulder […]

Insights: One-and-done credentials are on short time in the Colorado workplace

… Apprenticeships and employer-provided skills training is the next big thing, the folks who know about these things said. Like everything else, the education landscape has been roiled by the pandemic. Online learning is the new norm, which makes the cost of a bed on fraternity row even harder to justify. Read full article here.

New report adds up cost of new fees, taxes to Colorado businesses

Ahead of a Colorado Chamber of Commerce announcement on the impact of new taxes, the Denver-based Common Sense Institute added up the costs in an analysis obtained by Colorado Politics Monday morning. Whether they are fees, which the legislature can authorize, or taxes that must be approved by voters, current proposals would ring up $1.8 […]